Jian Pei is currently Professor of Computing Science at the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He joined the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University as a faculty member in 2004. In 2002 - 2004, he was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, USA.
He received a Ph.D. degree in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University, Canada, in 2002, under Dr. Jiawei Han's supervision. He also received a B. Eng. degree and a M. Eng. degree, both in Computer Science, from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, in 1991 and 1993, respectively. He was a Ph.D. candidate in Peking University, China, in 1997-1999.
His research interests can be summarized as developing effective and efficient data analysis techniques for novel data intensive applications. Particularly, he is currently interested in various techniques of data mining, Web search, information retrieval, data warehousing, online analytical processing, and database systems, as well as their applications in social networks, health-informatics, business and bioinformatics. His research has been supported in part by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the National Science Foundation (NSF) of the United States, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), IBM Corporation, SAP Business Objects, and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).
Currently, his priority in research is on developing industry relations and collaboration, and transferring technologies developed in his group to industry applications. He has been spending a lot of time and effort on creating collaborative industry projects and developing proof-of-concept prototypes.
Since 2000, he has published one monograph and over 140 research papers in refereed journals and conferences, has served in the organization committees and the program committees of over 130 international conferences and workshops, and has been a reviewer for the leading academic journals in his fields. He is an associate editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions of Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), and an associate editor or editorial board member of ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD), Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, Intelligent Data Analysis, and Journal of Computer Science and Technology. He is a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker.
He is the recipient of the British Columbia Innovation Council 2005 Young Innovator Award, an NSERC 2008 Discovery Accelerator Supplements Award (100 awards cross the whole country, 10 in computer science), an IBM Faculty Award (2006), a KDD Best Application Paper Award (2008), and an IEEE Outstanding Paper Award (2007).
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